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Michael J. Lichtenstein, M.D.



Establishing successful sustainable research and science education programs is Dr. Michael Lichtenstein’s career focus. In 2001 he led the team that created the San Antonio Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation Degree, the first non-departmentally based program at the UT Health Science Center. 

In 2011, Dr. Lichtenstein coordinated development of a joint Translational Science PhD between the UT Health Science Center and three other academic components of the UT System (UT San Antonio, UT Austin, and UT School of Public Health).  

As technologies and learning platforms/methods rapidly evolve, Dr. Lichtenstein is excited in contributing to the growing experience and body of knowledge focused on how to prepare a diverse workforce for successful clinical and translational science careers.

Selected Publications

Pruski LA, Blanco SL, Riggs RA, Grimes KK, Fordtran CW, Barbola GM, Cornell JE, Lichtenstein MJ. Construct Validation of the Self-Efficacy Teaching and Knowledge Instrument for Science Teachers-Revised (SETAKIST-R): Lessons Learned. J Sci Teacher Educ. 2013;24:1133-1156.

Garcia CH, Espinoza SE, Lichtenstein MJ, Hazuda HP.  Health literacy associations between Hispanic elderly patients and their caregivers.Health literacy associations between Hispanic elderly patients and their caregivers. J Health Commun. 2013;18 Suppl 1:256-72.

Pienta KJ, Gelato MC, Lichtenstein MJ. Forging the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). Clin Transl Sci. 2012 Apr;5(2):117-8.

Toepperwein MA, Pruski LA, Blalock CL, Lemelle OR, Lichtenstein MJ. Getting the Word Out: Teaching Middle-School Children about Cardiovascular Disease.. J Clin Lipidol. 2008 Jun;2(3):179-88.

Lichtenstein MJ, Pruski LA, Marshall CE, Blalock CL, Liu Y, Plaetke R. Do middle school students really have fixed images of elders? J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005 Jan;60(1):S37-47.



M.S., Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1984

M.D., Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1978

B.S., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, 1974



Phone: 210-567-0034

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